July 27, 2012

Newborn Momento Shadowbox



I recently had baby boy #2!  If you're like me, you like to keep little momentos from important events in your life all while avoiding CLUTTER!  I created these shadowboxes for each of the boys to display in the nursery.  This project would also be great for a wedding, engagement, prom or any other exciting event that you want to remember!

What you need:  
Shadowbox (I got mine from Target. You can find them at craft stores too!)
Double sided tape or pins
Momentos  


I like this shadowbox from Target because it has black felt as the background.  Other shadowboxes have plain cardboard, which means more work for me!  

Momentos I used:  hospital ID bracelets for Mommy, Daddy & Baby, footprints, card from hospital bassinet, hat from hospital, pictures 



I hope the boys appreciate these little keepsakes when they get older & we tell them about the day they were born!  


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14 comments:

Jordan McCollum said...

What a cute idea! I've saved so many of these things from my kids, and I didn't have anything to do with them. I hope I'll be able to find all those mementos!

Three Sisterz said...

All my kids' mementos are haphazardly tossed in dresser drawers! I hope i can find mine too and make some shadowboxes like Molly!

Thanks Jordan!


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Holly McCutcheon said...

Hi Molly,
Love this! Where did you get that frame. I am not so crafty but I love this so much I will try it. Thanks,Holly

Holly McCutcheon said...

Thank you Molly! This will be my first crafty. Wonderful idea.

Molly Hammond said...

@Holly, I got it at Target! I've also seen some at AC Moore and Michaels. Good Luck!

Alisa S. said...

Love this!! I will defiantly be putting one of these together instead of having all of my son's things in a bag in the closet! Thank you so much for sharing!!

cierra said...

What size is the shadow box?

Anonymous said...

What size is the frame that you used?

Molly Hammond said...

12in x 12in!

antoniafelizmam√° said...

great Idea I Might Include MyBaby Girl's FIrst BirthdayPictureOn There As well
It Sure Is A Great Idea
Thanks For Sharing

Kristin said...

I found you through Pinterest. Thanks so much for this idea. I just blogged about making one for my little girl.

http://bonjourgrade1.blogspot.ca/2013/09/i-have-very-hungry-caterpillar-on-my.html

km said...

Thank you so much for posting this idea. I had placed all the keepsakes in a box for my boys. I already bought the shadowboxes and will do it soon. I also thought to add ultrasound pictures to the mix.

km said...

Thank you so much for posting this idea. I had placed all the keepsakes in a box for my boys. I already bought the shadowboxes and will do it soon. I also thought to add ultrasound pictures to the mix.

CeeCee Brown said...

I would love to do this for both of my boys, im 33 weeks with boy #2 :)